Ethnic Studies classes uncover Indigenous history through Blanket Exercise rendition

Ethnic Studies classes uncover Indigenous history through Blanket Exercise rendition Joshua Zaffos  In a large room inside the Lory Student Center, Colorado State University students each hold a colored index card and stand on an array of blankets placed on the floor. The blankets represent Turtle Island,  the Indigenous conception of North America as it once was.    During the following joint class between Native American Cultural Experience (ETST 240), […]

Ethnic Studies Responds to White Supremacist Posters on Campus

Department of Ethnic Studies Statement on White Supremacist Posters of September 10, 2021 September 14, 2021 On the morning of Friday, September 10, posters were placed on campus with misleading and derisive phrasing about diversity. This phrasing has been used in the past by white supremacists and used by various individuals, groups, and institutions in […]

Sagás Wins Fulbright to Teach – and Learn – about Race and Ethnicity in Bolivia

Sagás Wins Fulbright to Teach – and Learn – about Race and Ethnicity in Bolivia  Joshua Zaffos Relations between the United States and Bolivia have been tense – to put it modestly – in the last 15 years. From 2006-2019, Bolivian President Evo Morales – the country’s first ever Indigenous-born president and a socialist and former coca growers’ union organizer – […]

The Things They Don’t Tell You: A Panel About Black Women in Higher Education (Video Links)

In case you were unable to attend the amazing panel discussions from the Black History Month and Women’s History Month event entitled, The Things They Don’t Tell You: A Panel About Black Women in Higher Education, hosted by Ethnic Studies instructor Aaunterria Bollinger-Deters and her Black Feminisms students, here are the links to the Department […]

Beyond Warnock and Ossoff, A Black History Month Discussion of African American and Jewish Relationships (Video Link)

Just in case you missed the start of the Ethnic Studies Department Community Conversation Series entitled, Beyond Warnock and Ossoff, A Black History Month Discussion of African American and Jewish Relationships, the recording of the first installment is now available using the link below! This conversation was in conjunction with the BLM Engaged Art Installation […]

Neurodecolonization and the Medicine Wheel: An Indigenous Approach to Healing the Traumas of Colonialism

We are excited to announce that CSU’s 3rd Biennial Brad Sheafor Lecture in Social Work will feature Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, Dean and Professor of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Yellow Bird will be presenting the Medicine Wheel is a symbol used to represent wholeness, balance, and the natural […]

LENSES OF THE LIBERAL ARTS: HEALTH How Our Disciplines in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Help Us Identify, Analyze, and Understand Our World from a Variety of Perspectives.

A SPOTLIGHT ON THE MENTAL HEALTH STRUGGLES OF STUDENTS OF COLOR AT CSU A Spotlight on the Mental Health Struggles of Students of Color at CSU